Steve Nesbitt · Top Commenter commenting on Flipped Classroom Post

I have two apprehensions concerning the flipped classroom. As a skilled instructor presents material, he does not merely recite information in an identical format to each of his classes nor do so in an exclusively one-way communication. He is constantly observing his students – the glazed stares of some, their facial expressions and their body language – and he allows his students the opportunity to interject pertinent questions. He is not merely a purveyor of knowledge, but a receptor of stimuli, all of which he allows to guide and modify his presentation in real time to facilitate understanding, adapting this presentation to the students’ responses to it and from class to class. The flipped classroom would seem to rob the instructor of this ability while simultaneously robbing the students of time beyond the school walls during which they could be enriching their lives and refreshing their spirits with non-academic experiences. I appreciate the five to seven-minute video limitation mentioned above, but fear that such brevity will not be the rule for many instructors.

November 3, 2013 at 11:51pm

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